|ALUMNI NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2010
||Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Alumni Hockey Game is Tuesday, December 14, at Chelsea Piers. Click here to register.
All Alumni are invited to the 2011 Alumni Reunion Weekend: March 11-12
CLASSES CELEBRATING MILESTONE REUNIONS ARE:
1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
1936 1946 1956 1966 1976 1986 1996 2006
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR A
WEEKEND FULL OF EVENTS, INCLUDING:
- Class Parties
- Gilbert & Sullivan Rehearsal
- Open House & Student-led Tours
- Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinner
SPECIAL EVENTS THIS YEAR:
- Desmond Cole Honorary Reservoir Run
- Alumni/Faculty Kickball, Basketball & Dodgeball Games
- Celebration of Athletics
FOR DETAILS OR TO HELP, CONTACT MONIQUE LOWITT,
ALUMNI DIRECTOR, MLOWITT@ALLEN-STEVENSON.ORG OR 212-933-5240
Reunion Class Organizers & Class Parties
1961 - 50th Reunion: Dean Sanborn
1966 - 45th Reunion: Chairman needed
1971 - 40th Reunion: Chairman needed
1976 - 35th Reunion: Charles Ashdown, Robert Burge, John Carr, Steve Judson
1981 - 30th Reunion: Evan Goldfischer, Eric Rothstein
1986 - 25th Reunion: Brooke Connell, Chris Goodman, Louis Rose, Tony Woods
1991 - 20th Reunion: Charles Allen, Van Furniss, Jamie Magid
1996 - 15th Reunion: Chris Hamilton, Tristan Howard, Liam Millhiser
2001 - 10th Reunion: Patrick Blauner, Michael Melnitzky, Will Milne, Ben Ross
2006 - 5th Reunion: Eric Rosas
Please help us find lost alumni. Click here to see who we are missing.
Former Coaches and PE Teachers will be special guests. Click here to tell us who you would like to see at the reunion.
As I see it...
We're well into November now, in the last week of rehearsals for this year's Upper School Play, Romeo and Juliet, and great snatches of Shakespeare's words have begun to drown out all else for me. It’s Book Week and visits by distinguished authors, Quotation of the Day contests, and school-wide DEAR sessions (forty-five minutes when everyone in the School "drops everything and reads") have focused the school community on language and reading books, but I only have time for the great wordsmith as he lifts me up and out of the School to larger, greater places. This has been especially true of a line that Capulet uses in describing his daughter, Juliet. "She is," he says, "the hopeful lady of my earth." I haven’t been able to shake its playing over and over in my mind since September. Perhaps it’s because I never had a daughter, or that, at this point, I have taught so many boys, or maybe it's simply delight in girls being here with us, fifteen Nightingale-Bamford eighth graders here in the School working with us on the play every Saturday for the past two months and now every afternoon.
We put on three shows with Nightingale during the year, in grades 6-9, and this is the School's only coeducational curriculum. I won't go on about the benefits of boys working with girls at this age or of the civilizing effect of girls and women on our sex--surely you've discovered that by now, but because Romeo and Juliet is the bard's great poem of teenage love, this fall's rehearsals have been filled with what we teachers call "teachable moments."
All this puts me in mind of my directing partner Meg MacCary (NBS '87). You younger actors will remember Miss MacCary as she and I have been working together since we directed The Tempest ten years ago and those of you who were here in the early 1980s (particularly the class of 1984) will remember her as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and then as Olivia in Twelfth Night. Meg has a daughter in the second grade at Nightingale and a little boy in nursery school, but she has never stopped acting. She will appear in an off-Broadway staging of The Tempest, which will open in the spring. To see her work with our actors as she combines her experience on the professional stage with her deep understanding of how our theater company works is a wonder. She’s a very good director, having eclipsed me some time ago, and, yes, I guess, another "hopeful lady of my earth."
Romeo and Juliet performances are Monday and Tuesday of next week. We're a little ragged right now, but I think we’ll be all right. And then Wednesday it's Young Alumni Day (I hope to see many of you there.) and then Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" Enjoyed by Allen-Stevenson
On Wednesday, October 27, parents, alumni and David Kersey h '98 attended a preview performance of the Broadway musical "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." Alumnus David Yazbek '75, who composed the music and wrote the lyrics, stayed after the show, along with cast members Brian Stokes Mitchell, Justin Guarini, and others, for a private discussion on the development of the show. Previously Yazbek did similar work for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "The Full Monty."
U.S. Army Major Christopher Hallows '87 engaged the Ninth Grade on November 18th, in a rich discussion on U.S. foreign policy. The group considered the multiple interests of different stakeholders, such as: the military, State Department, aid organizations, and investors. Chris has deployed 9 times, to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kosovo with the U.S. Army, and currently is based in Savannah, Georgia, with 1st Ranger Battalion and just returned from Afghanistan at the end of October. In the Army, commanding duty is rotated with staff duty. Currently, Chris is serving as the Assistant Operations Officer for 1/75. He will likely be deployed overseas again in the late spring. Chris and his wife, Heather, have a 7-year-old son, Michael.
As the holiday season approaches, please include The Allen-Stevenson Annual Fund in your end-of-the-year giving. Your gift helps to provide competitive compensation, generous financial aid and a stellar educational program. Since tuition alone does not cover the true cost of each boy's education, your support is necessary to keep the School thriving. Your generosity can make a difference.
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More Alumni News
Michael Eisner '57 has written a new book called Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed.
Ned Solot '78 dropped by the School on a recent trip. He lives in LA with his wife and two children. He also visited classmate, Luis Ubinas '78, President of the Ford Foundation.
Colin McCabe '90 has been dubbed the "Willy Wonka of salads" by Edible Manhattan, a magazine published by his classmate, Brian Halweil '90. McCabe founded Chop't, a chain of salad emporiums with Tony Shure.
Etienne Vazquez '00 (ETIENNE.J.VAZQUEZ@GMAIL.COM) and his long time partner, Sarah Ortiz-Elejalde, were married in a small, intimate setting on the night of December 31, 2009. Etienne and Sarah have relocated to St. John's Wood in London. Etienne is currently working at a start-up investment firm; Sarah works as a caregiver while pursuing the field of early childhood education.
Gus Jones '09 attends Eton in England, where he is playing rugby. He and his family moved to Oxford in 2002.
James MacArthur '52
For a printable list, please click here.
Alumni Hockey Game
Note: New date
Tuesday, December 14th
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Alumni Council Meeting
- nominations for ASAC members
- featuring a presentation on "Facing History," which is part of our Ninth Grade curriculum
Thursday, January 20th
6:00 - 7:30 pm
All alumni welcome.
Friday, March 11th and
Saturday, March 12th, 2011
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